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Quality Technician

Company: Daisy Brand
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

This position is located in Wooster, OH.Quality Technician Job Description This opening is for a second shift position, Monday through Friday. The major responsibility of this position is performing routine analysis of raw materials, finished products, and process control samples. This involves completing all documentation and data entry associated with the receipt, handling and analysis of all samples and results. It also involves maintaining compliance with SOP's and GLP's for sample handling (receiving, storage & testing), daily housekeeping and routine laboratory/workstation disinfection procedures, equipment performance monitoring, calibrations and trouble-shooting, supply inventory (preparation and stocking of supplies). Analysts are expected to interpret production schedules to anticipate sample load and adjust accordingly, insuring that adequate time and supplies are available. Analysts are expected to complete all daily sample testing within their allotted shift. Testing includes but is not limited to fat, total solids, pH, viscosity, protein, aerobic plate counts, coliform counts, yeast & mold counts, and antibiotic residue testing. Raw materials samples are pulled at receiving from every truck and submitted for immediate chemical and bacterial analysis. Process control samples are submitted as needed by processors for immediate analysis, as are finished product samples from production. Additional finished product samples are pulled by laboratory analysts to monitor quality and comply with standardized shelf-life testing and retention programs. Further testing requirements include water, wastewater, package analysis, and occasional environmental monitoring and special project testing. Duties:

  • Pulls, records, and labels finished product samples as required for immediate testing, and various shelf-life evaluations.
  • Verifies product labeling and code dates.
  • Performs all chemical and microbiological testing on all raw, process control, and finished product samples.
  • Performs sensory analysis on finished product (i.e. tasting, smelling).
  • Perform plant audits/checklists.
  • Operates laboratory equipment, performing calibrations as required by SOP and troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Maintains organization and cleanliness within the laboratory.
  • Communicates crucial process control testing and product evaluation results to management as specified by SOP's.
  • Maintains company LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) by performing daily data entry of sample identification and results.
  • Verifies supply inventories, restocks or prepares supplies as needed.
  • Shall perform any other duties as assigned by their supervisor or management Qualifications
    • A high school education is required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a technical degree with a focus on science.
    • 3-5 years of related lab experience.
    • Ability to prioritize duties and efficiently manage time.
    • Ability to read SOP's and methods manuals; comprehend and follow directions therein in order to comply with analytical, quality control and regulatory requirements and product specifications.
    • Knowledge of basic computer operations and data entry procedures.
    • Ability to lift 30 to 50lbs, bend, squat, kneel, walk and stand for long periods. Company Overview For more than four generations (almost 100 years), Daisy Brand has been a family-owned company committed to providing the freshest, most wholesome dairy products with over half a billion in revenues. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with manufacturing plants in Garland, Texas (opened in 1998), Casa Grande, Arizona (opened in 2008), and Wooster, Ohio (opened in late 2015). Having grown to above a 45 share, Daisy Sour Cream is the Nation's number one brand with distribution in all 50 states. Additionally, Daisy is the largest brand in food service, military, and club and is recognized by consumers for "A Dollop of Daisy", a tagline that put this once small brand on the map. Daisy's core values are Clean and Trust, which are woven into everything we do. In 2008, the company was given the impressive American Business Ethics award, awarded by Foundation for Financial Service Professionals. While maintaining a strong culture of curious and innovative problem-solvers, Daisy Brand tripled employment over the last 15 years. The future looks bright with the opening of its third facility to further strengthen the foundation for growth. Daisy Brand offers company paid options for employee medical and dental plans; 401(k) with employer match and profit sharing contributions; company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability; and, a generous time off schedule. Daisy Brand is a nicotine-free company. Daisy Brand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and disabled encouraged to apply.

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